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Buzz Out Loud 1325: Bingbats vs. Chromepuffs

A listener takes exception to our naming of Bing fans. But in actual news, Nicole Lee schools us on the big items from the CTIA mobile phone show; Apple facing possible rash of smashed iPhone back glass; and the Better Business Bureau gives Google a C-.

A listener takes exception to our naming of Bing fans. But in actual news, Nicole Lee schools us on the big items from the CTIA mobile phone show; Apple facing possible rash of smashed iPhone back glass; and the Better Business Bureau gives Google a C-.

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EPISODE 1325

Top Stories

Happy Birthday John Lennon
http://www.google.com.au/

CTIA Fall 2010
http://ctia.cnet.com
- Droid Pro for Verizon
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12261_7-20018666-10356022.html
- Motorola takes on BlackBerry
http://reviews.cnet.com/8300-12261_7-10356022-3.html
- Sprint “ID Packs”
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12261_7-20018804-10356022.html
Verizon’s McAdam talks 4G (Q&A)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20018844-266.html?tag=nl.e703

AT&T Early Upgrade Fee for Smartphones Goes from $75 to $200
http://phandroid.com/2010/10/07/att-early-upgrade-fee-for-smartphones-goes-from-75-to-200/

Other Stories

With Antennagate over, is Glassgate next for the iPhone 4?
http://gdgt.com/discuss/with-antennagate-over-is-glassgate-next-iphone-ani/

Apple in talks to launch iTunes subscription music service?
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/08/apple-in-talks-to-launch-itunes-subscription-music-service/
Spotify crashes into Apple on way to U.S.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20018971-261.html

Google Gets a C- From the Better Business Bureau
http://www.readwriteweb.com/biz/2010/10/google-gets-a-c–from-better-business-bureau.php

AT&T U-verse customers can use Xbox 360 as a set-top box starting November 7th
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/07/atandt-u-verse-customers-can-use-xbox-360-as-a-set-top-box-startin/

Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available
http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2010/10/07/firefox-4-beta-for-android-and-maemo/
“A good first effort”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20019002-264.html

Kickers and Science

Photographer and His Kids Send HD Camera and iPhone Into Space
http://www.switched.com/2010/09/30/photographer-and-his-kids-send-hd-camera-into-space/

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Just listened to show 1324. “Bing-puffs” doesn’t quite have the same ring as “Chrome-puffs,” but how about “Bingos”? “Bingleberries?” “Bingbats?”
Love the show.
Kevin in Houston

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Hi guys (Molly being absent for this show),

You were raving about the T-Mobile calling over WiFi app – what’s the big deal? It still counts against your voice minutes, and where would you have open WiFi and not a cellular signal?

I think the Virgin unlimited data plan plus a VoIP app sounds a lot better…

-Mark Anacker

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